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A journey is riddled with starts and stops. Sometimes we have to start over. But, starting over isn't really starting over. Its just re-evaluating where we've been and where we are going and making necessary changes. My journey here is about weight loss and more. its about where I've been and where I'm going as a person. (July, 2011)





Member Since: 5/27/2006

Fitness Minutes: 92,387

My Goals:
I am working to lose weight and get back to what I had achieved here at Sparkpeople in 2008. My daily goals include:

1. Tracking my food and being conscious of my food choices and portions. Tracking does work.

2. Daily exercise. I walk, run, use DVDs.

3. Eat a healthy diet that includes fruit, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains.

4. Maintain my weight with the good habits I've developed over time.

Weight goals:
1. Get my weight in a normal BMI.
2. Feel good in my clothes. Wearing mediums.
3. Stay physically active by walking, running and other exercises.




My Program:
I lost 30 pounds on Sparkpeople in 2008. I don't deprive myself, but seek moderation in all things. I do what works for me and will adapt plans to fit my lifestyle.

I follow a combination of diets. I adapt plans to fit me and my needs. For healthy long term weight loss you have to make a plan work for you. Extreme diets and plans aren't healthy in the long run and can back fire in weight gain. I follow a moderate carb approach.

I weigh myself daily to monitor my progress.



Personal Information:
5% challenge: walk/jog 12 to 15K everyday. Do 3-4 miles on a local trail daily. Trying to start some strength training.
As part of my 5% challenge I will be following the Sonoma Diet with other adaptions. I will continue to track my food and control portions.


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Books:

The Beck Diet Solution by Judith Beck

The Complete Beck Diet for Life by Judith Beck

The Writing Diet: Write Yourself the Right Size by Julia Cameron

The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron

Made to Crave by Lysa Terkeurst

Favorite Authors:
Wendy Wright
Henri Nouwen






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  • v EMILYMAKES
    emoticon Congrats on your loss! emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Fire up those Sneakers and Fall in Love with Walking and You Can Walk Your Way to a Healthier, Slimmer You!!
    4 days ago
  • v EMILYMAKES
    emoticon Congrats on your loss! emoticon
    10 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    emoticon Spark Friends,

    If you or anyone you know are having trouble tracking or are stuck in a plateau, then please read this or share it with your spark friends.

    Remember attaining weight loss is possible and permanent weight loss is absolutely doable. If you are will to start changing your life and lifestyle one habit at a time. After all that is how we learned how to talk, walk, dress, bathe and eat. Was one step at a time. Our Mothers and fathers were very good at teaching us what they knew.

    But, most of them did not know what healthy eating was. Not really. Nothing like a dietician would know. So remember when starting out you want to set up small attainable goals. Even if you are having trouble anywhere in your weight loss journey, you may just want to take a step back and look at where you are actually at.

    Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

    1) Are you where you want to be?
    2) Are you losing weight?
    3) Are you really tracking everything that you eat?
    4) Are you being completely honest with yourself?
    5) Are you setting realistic goals?
    6) Are you drinking your daily water?
    7) Are you eating at least 2 fruits daily?
    8) Are you eating at least 3 vegetables daily?
    9) Are you getting at least 10+ minutes of exercise daily?
    10) Are you getting any me time? This is the most important one.......

    Drinking 8 cups of water.....every day is very important to stay hydrated.
    • Eating at least 2 fruits and at least 3 vegetables every day will help keep you full longer and ensure that you are getting enough fiber
    • Not eating in front of the TV....you do not want to be distracted, enjoy your meal and put down your fork or spoon between every bite, while sipping water. It takes at least 20 minutes to ensure the brain starts to signal the stomach that you are getting full.
    • No soda or sweet drinks....you will want to cut out as much refined sugar as possible, lowering your risk of diabetes.
    • Eat breakfast every morning: This is the most important meal of the day, you need at least 300 - 400 calories to start your day and get your metabolism reeved up for the day.
    • No candy, cake, potato chips or other high carb junk food, instead try a piece of fresh fruit, granola, veggie slices or nuts. Sometimes even a glass of water can keep hunger at bay. Try it infused with slices of fruit or veggies.

    And if you are stuck in a plateau, try mixing up your exercise routine. A strength training program, with some cardio and walking the pounds away may be just what the doctor ordered. Talk it out with a trainer, a dietician, your doctor or weight loss buddy may also be an answer too.

    Just do what it takes for you..... what works for one, may not work for you.

    I love all of you and want each one of you to be successful in your journies! KEEP ON SPARKIN'
    Jill emoticon
    14 days ago
  • v SURVIVOR61
    Our new Mantra~ emoticon

    My body is a marvelous machine and when I take care of it, It meets my every expectation! emoticon emoticon

    17 days ago
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